Balsamic Tomato Bruschetta

Summer heat is on and lots of folks are wondering what to do with all those tomatoes from the garden.   Fresh tomatoes, Parmesan cheese. fresh basil, olive oil, and toasted Italian bread make a simple appetizer, lunch or snack.  Add balsamic vinegar and your treat has a little kick.     Summer toast – Give it a try!









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You can top the toast with the tomato mixture right before serving or put out a bowl of tomato mixture beside a platter of toast.  The latter works well at a party where the bruschetta may sit for a while.





Basalmic Tomato Bruschetta

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Balsamic Tomato Bruschetta

Summer toast with all the flavors of the garden. Toasted Italian bread is topped with parmesan cheese and a mixture of tomatoes, fresh basil, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. This makes the perfect start to a meal, a great lunch or snack. Serves 8 to 10
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, balsamic tomato bruschetta, balsamic vinegar, bruschetta, tomatoes
Servings 8 servings


Balsamic Tomatoes & Basil

  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 plum tomatoes diced
  • 7 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 loaf bruschetta Italian bread or baguette slices (abt 12 slices)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) with rack in top slot
  •  Mix tomatoes with garlic, olive oil, vinegar, basil, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
  • Taste and adjust salt as needed - tomatoes love salt!
  • Line baking sheet with aluminum foil
  • Place bread on baking sheet
  • Brush bread with olive oil
  • Broil on top rack for about 1 to 2 minutes and then flip and repeat
  • Watch carefully to prevent burning
  • Arrange the toasted bread on a platter, olive oil side facing up
  • Serve the toasts plain with a bowl of the tomato bruschetta mixture on the side optional
  • Use a spoon to gently top each toasted bread slice with some of the tomato mixture right before serving








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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

16 thoughts to “Balsamic Tomato Bruschetta”

  1. I’ve tried several different bruschetta recipes but my daughter still likes the one at our local Italian the best! I’ve never put cheese in mine though – maybe that’s their secret!


  2. So simple but so awesome. Even we have managed to grow a few tomatoes this year, despite little sunshine. Must give this a try Carol. PS We grew chilli peppers too.

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